My favorite car from the C.A.F.E. era is the Ford Festiva. This car was engineered by Mazda, manufactured by Kia and sold in North America as a Ford. In other markets it was known as the Mazda 121 or the Kia Pride. I've owned my 1992 Festiva for almost ten years and have put well over 200,000km in that time. I've done numerous upgrades and improvements over the years.
On October 1st 2011 a large number of Festiva enthusiasts will be gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina for the fifth edition of Festiva Madness. We are heading there ourselves, hitting the road early on the morning of September 23rd.
Keep checking back as I hope to update every day or two of the trip there and back.